Gems of Southern Italy Tour

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    Stile Italiano Tours

    Stile Italiano Tours is a boutique tour operator based in the Lake Como area with local agents in most regions of Italy; we are Italian with an international professional background and we design tailor-made itineraries to make you experience our Country as the Italians do. Our core value is to put people at the heart of everything we do; you will benefit from our insider knowledge and discover the most evocative corners of the Bel Paese, meet food and wine producers, experience amusing activities and visit craftsmen and artists who truly embody the spirit of the world famous “Made in Italy”.

    • 9 Days
    • Private Tour
    • Southern Italy

    Travel from the Tyrrenian to the Adriatic Coast and explore some of the most renowned parts of Southern Italy: Naples, the Amalfi Coast and Apulia. Insider tips from your local guides and drivers will make you experience the region at its best; the villages, the sea of lemon trees and olive groves, and the ancient sites will take you back to a timeless period.

    Price Includes

    • Private transfer from the Naples airport to the accommodation
    • 3 nights in a double room with breakfast in Naples
    • Half day private guided tour of Naples
    • Half day private guided tour of Pompeii
    • Private return transfers from Naples to Pompeii
    • Full day tour to the Amalfi Coast by private car with driver
    • Private transfer to Caserta train station and train ticket Caserta - Bari
    • Private transfer from the train station to the accommodation in Bari
    • 1 night in a double room with breakfast in Bari
    • Half day private guided tour of Bari
    • Private transfer Bari – Matera
    • Visit to a bakery in Altamura and tasting of traditional bakery products
    • 1 night in a double room with breakfast in Matera
    • 1 hour Tuk Tuk tour of Matera
    • Traditional dinner in a restaurant in Matera
    • Tour by private car of the Itria Valley departing from Matera and arriving in Ostuni
    • Traditional lunch with grilled meats in Cisternino
    • Train tickets Ostuni – Lecce
    • 3 nights in a double room with breakfast in Lecce
    • Half day private tour of Lecce
    • Full day semi-private tour of Salento on a 9 seat minivan
    • App with a map of the attractions, recommended restaurants and suggestions from your local agent
    • Assistance from your agent 24/7

    Price Excludes

    • Local city tax to be paid locally
    • Admissions and drinks
    • Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “inclusions”
    Itinerary

    Day 1Welcome to Naples

    The departing point of your discovery journey is Naples; chaotic, noisy and tremendously authentic, if you set aside the usual clichés the city will win you over

    Day 2Naples, a city with a beating heart

    Your guide will make you discover one of the most genuine parts of Naples where stand the Duomo, the Cloister of Santa Chiara and the San Severo Chapel, with the magnificent Veiled Christ. Stroll through Spaccanapoli, Via San Gregorio Armeno and experience daily life in the typical narrow streets with the local shops, the peculiar balconies and some of the best pizzerias in town. The afternoon is dedicated to Pompeii, the ruins of the Roman town destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius. At night take a pleasant walk from Piazza del Plebiscito to the promenade and enjoy the suggestive and romantic view of the Gulf of Naples crowned by the Vesuvius

    Day 3The Amalfi Drive

    Let yourself be enchanted by the amazing views of the Amalfi Coast on a private tour with driver who will point out the most panoramic places. Climb the cobbled and fragrant streets of the centre and discover how lovely is Positano, visit the beautiful Cathedral of Sant’Andrea in Amalfi with the Cloister of Paradise and its steep staircase, admire the stunning panorama from Ravello. Your driver will make you discover some unmissable goodies such as the limoncello, the cuoppo and the sweets of Sal de Riso; would you like to know what they are? You only have to take this tour to find out!   

    Day 4Heading to Apulia

    Reach Bari by train and visit with a local guide the traditional part of the city with San Nicola Cathedral and its wonderful crypt, the ancient San Sabino Cathedral and the Norman Castle. You will explore the alleyways where the local housewives make “orecchiette” (type of pasta) in front of your eyes and visit local shops offering the best of the typical Apulian products

    Day 5Matera, the town of stone

    A private driver will take you to Matera, stopping on the way at Altamura to visit a bakery producing the traditional bread in the ancient oven. Once in Matera, walk through its famous cave-dwelling districts and visit the rupestrian churches; enjoy a tuk tuk tour to discover the unexpected corners of the town with a local and finalize your day in a restaurant with a view over the “Sassi”

    Day 6 Charming villages of the Itria Valley

    Today your private driver will take you to explore the Itria Valley and its fairy tale villages among which stands out Alberobello, featuring the traditional cone-roofed small houses, Locorotondo, listed among the most charming villages of Italy, and Cisternino, famous for its grilled meats that you will taste at lunchtime. Passing through the countryside burnt by the blazing sun and covered by a sea of olive groves, you will reach Ostuni, deservedly famous as the White Town. Visit the town and a “masseria” with a hypogeal oil mill before boarding the train to Lecce

    Day 7Lecce, a masterpiece of the baroque

    Meet your private guide who will walk you through the city top attractions while unveiling its rich history, anecdotes and legends, but also ancient traditions such as the manufacturing processes of the papier-mâché. You will have the chance to take a short break and taste the typical “pasticciotto” in one of the many historic cafés of the centre. Once on your own delve into the excellence of the food tradition by tasting the “puccia”, a hot round shaped baked bread stuffed with marinated vegetables cheese ham and mozzarella, and the Rustico, a pastry stuffed with mozzarella, béchamel sauce, tomato and pepper

    Day 8Discovering Salento

    Visit on a semi-private tour the gems of Salento where you will have the possibility to stop and take pictures all along the coast. Enjoy some free time in Gallipoli, the “pearl of the Ionian sea, taste the delicious fresh fish, and explore the beautiful villages of Otranto, Castro Marina and Santa Maria di Leuca. You will need just one day to fall in love with the beauty of Salento.

    Day 9Departure

    This itinerary ends in Lecce from where you can take the train to Rome or reach the Apulian airports of Bari or Brindisi to go back to your Country. Arrivederci!

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